ASCB member, former ASCB President, and 2013 ASCB Annual Meeting keynote speaker, Elaine Fuchs has been named the winner of the American Association for Cancer Research's 2014 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research. Fuchs, who is a professor at the Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is known for her pioneering work on epidermal stem cells and the relationship between "stemness" and cancer progression.
Cell biologist and ASCB member Sally Kornbluth has been named provost of Duke University in Durham, NC. As provost, Kornbluth will become Duke's chief academic officer, in charge of the university's various schools, institutes, and libraries as well as admissions, IT, and financial aid. Kornbluth's current lab, in the Duke University School of Medicine where she was the Vice Dean for Basic Science, investigates signaling pathways that start and stop mitosis and apoptosis.
Ed Newman, ASCB's own Director of Exhibits and Sales, has retired one month shy of 24 years of service with the Society. Newman, who oversaw the growth of the Annual Meeting exhibit hall from a few tables to a glittering treasure house of scientific equipment, materials, and services, says he is not planning a stay-at-home retirement. "I have to find something new to do or I'd get bored to death," Newman says.